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so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..

 
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so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
I know all about the game, I use to play it myself. So I just added time to my account and he made some players on a realm.

So anyways, 3 months has past and his gametime is almost up and for Christmas he wants an expansion and more gametime.

The problem is when I see him vs other people he sucks, even after 3 months of him playing constantly, I've watched him lately vs other players and lose constantly, he sucks at the game.

Like anything my son does in life, if he sucks at it I stop sponsering him for it. I told him straight up that he's not good st the game and that I don't think its worth his time anymore nevUse he's not improving.

Well when I told him that, one of his freinds was over, and apparently now its turned into a big deal that my son sucks at world of warcraft and my son thinks the game is somehow competitive and hes really down about it and aNts to keep practicing.

Now, for almost everything else, when my son wants to 'practice' to get better its a no brained; let the kid practice,.. but this is fucking world of warcraft, its just so rediculously retarded that I cannot confront anyone in my normal life of the matter because its just straight up the stupidiest situation ever.

I'm kind of milking the situation for what its worth, because I kind of like teasing him over it, but in reality, this game really means something to the kid, like it has some kind of prestige and somehow compliments him in a mature manor around his peers.

My girlfriend doesn't even understand the situation at all, she just sees it as a kid playing a video game from time to time. To my kid, its like his fucking profession now. To me, its just plain retarded and I hope he figures that out on his own asap.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
Never played the game myself. Sounds like you are doing the best you can. Let the boy play, even if he sucks. I wouldn't let it take over his life though. Good luck to you.

hf
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
If you're not a troll, you should seriously look into some parenting classes.

Mentally healthy people play games to have fun.

Congratulations on helping to make your son mentally ill by convincing him games are to make winners and losers.

I hope your gf is sterile.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
I know all about the game, I use to play it myself. So I just added time to my account and he made some players on a realm.

So anyways, 3 months has past and his gametime is almost up and for Christmas he wants an expansion and more gametime.

The problem is when I see him vs other people he sucks, even after 3 months of him playing constantly, I've watched him lately vs other players and lose constantly, he sucks at the game.

Like anything my son does in life, if he sucks at it I stop sponsering him for it. I told him straight up that he's not good st the game and that I don't think its worth his time anymore nevUse he's not improving.

Well when I told him that, one of his freinds was over, and apparently now its turned into a big deal that my son sucks at world of warcraft and my son thinks the game is somehow competitive and hes really down about it and aNts to keep practicing.

Now, for almost everything else, when my son wants to 'practice' to get better its a no brained; let the kid practice,.. but this is fucking world of warcraft, its just so rediculously retarded that I cannot confront anyone in my normal life of the matter because its just straight up the stupidiest situation ever.

I'm kind of milking the situation for what its worth, because I kind of like teasing him over it, but in reality, this game really means something to the kid, like it has some kind of prestige and somehow compliments him in a mature manor around his peers.

My girlfriend doesn't even understand the situation at all, she just sees it as a kid playing a video game from time to time. To my kid, its like his fucking profession now. To me, its just plain retarded and I hope he figures that out on his own asap.
 Quoting: concerned parent 1020585


after 3,000,000050000,0000 hours of playing time, my final conclusion is this:

" playing WOW is to be condemned to mediocrity."

might as well exist in RL!
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
OP sucks as a parent.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
I know all about the game, I use to play it myself. So I just added time to my account and he made some players on a realm.

So anyways, 3 months has past and his gametime is almost up and for Christmas he wants an expansion and more gametime.

The problem is when I see him vs other people he sucks, even after 3 months of him playing constantly, I've watched him lately vs other players and lose constantly, he sucks at the game.

Like anything my son does in life, if he sucks at it I stop sponsering him for it. I told him straight up that he's not good st the game and that I don't think its worth his time anymore nevUse he's not improving.

Well when I told him that, one of his freinds was over, and apparently now its turned into a big deal that my son sucks at world of warcraft and my son thinks the game is somehow competitive and hes really down about it and aNts to keep practicing.

Now, for almost everything else, when my son wants to 'practice' to get better its a no brained; let the kid practice,.. but this is fucking world of warcraft, its just so rediculously retarded that I cannot confront anyone in my normal life of the matter because its just straight up the stupidiest situation ever.

I'm kind of milking the situation for what its worth, because I kind of like teasing him over it, but in reality, this game really means something to the kid, like it has some kind of prestige and somehow compliments him in a mature manor around his peers.

My girlfriend doesn't even understand the situation at all, she just sees it as a kid playing a video game from time to time. To my kid, its like his fucking profession now. To me, its just plain retarded and I hope he figures that out on his own asap.
 Quoting: concerned parent 1020585


I'm assuming (and quite frankly hoping) you're a troll. On the slim chance that you're not, let me just say this.

Based on what you wrote, your kid has bigger problems than Warcraft. You'll need to take a good long look in the mirror to find them.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
you are using your son as a douchebag to make your self feel 'lete and to compensate for your own failures at life.

get a job.

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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
If you're not a troll, you should seriously look into some parenting classes.

Mentally healthy people play games to have fun.

Congratulations on helping to make your son mentally ill by convincing him games are to make winners and losers.

I hope your gf is sterile.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1561325


^^This^^
So your kid is not good at something and you tease him about it and make fun of him to an online forum of people you don't know? Father of the year. Perhaps if you took the kid outside and threw a ball, went hiking, caught some fish, etc. then he wouldn't turn into the idiotic loser his dad is. You spell like a 3rd grader and have the maturity of a 10 year old. Do him a favor and put him up for adoption, imbecile.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
Show him some Cheats or buy him
something to make him "better"!
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
You dont sound fit to be a parent. At all. Im sorry.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
The game lacks too much.

In the end its ah or ahole you cant.

...

Cant hit anyone in a raid and its all the same.

...

Specialy when pulling for fun its awfull.

Or the invisable potion ... No dont go look i can get past the boring boss.

...

And very selfish playgame or something.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
MMOs are a complete waste of time, dude.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
Last time i played it for a few minutes while dreaming i jumped in the lava while a woman was bussy with a guy in a chair.

...

But it was the most played game on the pc of all times back then.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
WOW will destroy your life.

Top 5 Ways World of Warcraft Can Ruin Your Life
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How to Break a World of Warcraft Addiction
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
MMOs are a complete waste of time, dude.
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Even the rogue fist weapons where nice ... Got one mob while the other talked us out.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
I never have liked games played on a keyboard. I think they suck, and never have been good at them. Back in the day though, I could play hours with a one quarter. It's the damn keyboard thing, be it a IBM selectric or an iMac.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
Last time i played it for a few minutes while dreaming i jumped in the lava while a woman was bussy with a guy in a chair.

...

But it was the most played game on the pc of all times back then.
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Keep working on that bot program. Maybe one day it'll sound human.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
Show him some Cheats or buy him
something to make him "better"!
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The game has really consumed him, he use to go for several hour long bikerides with his good friends EVERYday after school, since he's been playing the game, he finds it more important and now those friends don't even bother with him anymore.

It seems like he knows this too but continues to consider the game a huge priority over everything. I still manage to modivate him to continue to take part in his hockey, as I am am assistant coach on his team and if anything would be embarrassed if my son discontinued to show becUse of his lack of commitment.

My girlfriend won't buy him the wow gametime because she quite frankly doesn't understand what it is, so my boy is at a crossroads with me continuing to support this Passion of his.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
One with an oversized 3 something , very funny.

Molten blhblh at 57 before netherblahblah is also cool with the deep down edges.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
Last time i played it for a few minutes while dreaming i jumped in the lava while a woman was bussy with a guy in a chair.

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But it was the most played game on the pc of all times back then.
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Keep working on that bot program. Maybe one day it'll sound human.
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Hmm ?

I don't. , gaming is cooler then earths puzzle.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
You said your son sucks at everything, who made him? You. You suck motherfucker and you are the failure not your son.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
You said your son sucks at everything, who made him? You. You suck motherfucker and you are the failure not your son.
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LOL
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
You suck at parenting. I spent 4 years playing that god awful game and would never allow my children to go down that road. Buy him XBox or PS games and make him quit WOW immediately.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
my son sucks at world of warcraft
 Quoting: concerned parent 1020585


wow that sucks man does he have any bops when i used to play in my lvl 3 gear theyd always rape me and spawn camp us
maybe you could get him some of those, just gear him up make him a fatass bastard retard he will pwnd nubs trust me. goodluck.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
You are the failure!
You have got to be one of the most assholish posters I have ever read.
If there was a poster with someone's picture on it and the caption was "2012 Why the world should end"- it would be your picture.
People like you make me sick!
I'm a girl and I play Wow, I fucking DAREyou to come "play with me" lol
I'll pawn your ass, video tape it, and give it to your son to show him what a piece of shit loser his father really is
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
I don't have any children and I would never tell a child that they suck at anything and then make fun of them.

You fail at parenting so bad it unbelievable.

I hope to god this is a troll.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
Here, let the voice of reason and experience guide you.

Long time "World" of Warcraft player. (Account activated Nov 2004, not too many of us ;P)

The fundamentals of this game are simple.
You are introduced to a treadmill. The treadmill is updated with subsequent patches, which are usually bias on gear(armor items)... The model behind it at launch still holds true for the most part today.

The problem with this, even after months, years of time invested(loosely using this term) it gives you the impression (illusion) of your character becoming more powerful.

They are not. Simply... they are evolving with their environment at a competitive level. (For example, expansion packs introduce higher levels and more HP)

Now days, the game has added a plethora of recycled video game ideas to keep the hardcore players with something to do because casuals have long moved on after the days of BC and Wrath.

Now, man to man.

Let it go... show him a modern, less time consuming form of entertainment. For instance, Star Craft II. A pick-up and go game is not detrimental to 1s well-being. Where an MMO is a full immersion into another world, that literally dictates all your time into it. A child should be developing in the real world versus a place that doesn't exist outside the monitor.

I wish that someone had told me the consequences of spending 1's youth on a chair PK'ng or being CL of CoM (UO, RiP greatest MMO of All Time), but they didn't.
My parents, like you, gave into my sad obsession and when one game's life extinguished I moved onto the next. These games are dangerous, many start choosing them over reality all together. As an adult, that is your choice if you have a financially secure and stable future, but as a child... its not always as easy to see the long term effects.

Tell him this...
In time, when he is older and more mature. There will be a better game than WoW.

1 that he can start when the game first launches, fresh.

1 he can learn with the rest of the populace and not feel like all he is doing catching up, instead of enjoying himself. Because after all, what are games but fun.
1 Day... U will find what U R l00kin' for.
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
Here, let the voice of reason and experience guide you.

Long time "World" of Warcraft player. (Account activated Nov 2004, not too many of us ;P)

The fundamentals of this game are simple.
You are introduced to a treadmill. The treadmill is updated with subsequent patches, which are usually bias on gear(armor items)... The model behind it at launch still holds true for the most part today.

The problem with this, even after months, years of time invested(loosely using this term) it gives you the impression (illusion) of your character becoming more powerful.

They are not. Simply... they are evolving with their environment at a competitive level. (For example, expansion packs introduce higher levels and more HP)

Now days, the game has added a plethora of recycled video game ideas to keep the hardcore players with something to do because casuals have long moved on after the days of BC and Wrath.

Now, man to man.

Let it go... show him a modern, less time consuming form of entertainment. For instance, Star Craft II. A pick-up and go game is not detrimental to 1s well-being. Where an MMO is a full immersion into another world, that literally dictates all your time into it. A child should be developing in the real world versus a place that doesn't exist outside the monitor.

I wish that someone had told me the consequences of spending 1's youth on a chair PK'ng or being CL of CoM (UO, RiP greatest MMO of All Time), but they didn't.
My parents, like you, gave into my sad obsession and when one game's life extinguished I moved onto the next. These games are dangerous, many start choosing them over reality all together. As an adult, that is your choice if you have a financially secure and stable future, but as a child... its not always as easy to see the long term effects.

Tell him this...
In time, when he is older and more mature. There will be a better game than WoW.

1 that he can start when the game first launches, fresh.

1 he can learn with the rest of the populace and not feel like all he is doing catching up, instead of enjoying himself. Because after all, what are games but fun.
 Quoting: War Lord
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
people forget that video games are to be enjoyed, not to get angry and under pressure all the time

sad that people forget
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Re: so 3 months ago my son asked for world of warcraft for his birthday..
Tell him he already lives in one.

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